42 - D.J. Johnston
D.J. Johnston
Height: 6-4
Weight: 185
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Ambler, Pa.
High School: Germantown Academy
Position: F

Combination player with remarkable athletic ability. High School: Played three years of varsity and started his final two • Competed at shooting guard and both forward positions • Averaged 14.9 points and 11 rebounds as a senior. Named first-team All-Inter-Ac League, honorable mention All-City (Philadelphia) and team MVP • Patriots won Inter-Ac championship in 2006-07 • Led school to its first Inter-Ac Coaches vs. Cancer showcase tournament championship, 66-56 at Malvern Prep, in his final game. Scored 12 points on 6 of 9 shooting and added 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 assists and a steal • Played with Brian Grimes (Columbia), Andrew Ott (Villanova), Joe Gill (Penn) and Kyle Griffin (LaSalle) • Coached by Jim Fenerty. Scored 12 points when Fenerty earned his 400th career victory on Jan. 9, 2007 • Made the Dean's List as a senior • Ran varsity track as a freshman • Played for the AAU Montco Red Raiders, which won the Division II national championship in 2006 • Team included Greg Maugle (South Carolina Upstate) and Anthony Minor (Hartford). Notable: Played JV tennis as a sophomore and doubles partner was Ryan Ayers, who now plays basketball at Notre Dame. Personal: Son of Donn and Kathy Johnston. Father played at North Carolina under Dean Smith with George Karl, Bobby Jones, Mitch Kupchak and Bob McAdoo. Started his senior year (1972-73) and was captain with Karl. Tar Heels won the ACC Championship in 1972, advanced to the Final Four and finished third in the nation. Won NIT his sophomore year and was third in 1973.

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